White House Executive Office team engages ACEDS to deliver onsite electronic discovery training

Feb. 21, 2019EAGAN, Minn. – The Executive Office of the President of the United States has joined other leading organizations equipping their teams with critical electronic discovery knowledge through global eDiscovery education and certification provider, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association.

The in-person electronic discovery training session for professionals in the Executive Office of the President of the United States was led by eDiscovery educators and practitioners, (L to R) David Greetham, Kaylee Walstad, Mary Mack, Shannon Bales.

The Executive Office participants represented a cross-section of accountabilities – information governance, IT, records management, eDiscovery and attorneys. The in-person training session, covering the essentials of electronic discovery and customized to meet the specific needs and roles of attendees, was taught by seasoned eDiscovery educators and practitoners:

Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP – ACEDS Executive Director, award-winning eDiscovery pioneer and author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, the very first book on the subject. Mack is also the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Frequently sought out for comment on industry issues, Mack has spoken at venues including the Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Shannon Bales – Managing Director at FTI Consulting and award-winning eDiscovery expert, recognized for managing some of the largest and most technically difficult cases in the country and world. Bales is a legal technology instructor at UCLA, and is also the author of The Trial Presentation Companion, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 2018.

David A. Greetham, CEDS – Vice President of eDiscovery sales and operations at Ricoh USA, Inc., an international computer forensics testifying and consulting expert. Greetham holds multiple eDiscovery technology patents, and is the inventor of Remlox™, a patented forensically sound “remote-collection” tool already deployed in 38 different countries.

Kaylee Walstad, CEDS – ACEDS Vice President of Client Engagement, with a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill, and extensive expertise in developing cross-organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations.

“Being asked to provide training to professionals in the Executive Office was humbling, both for ACEDS and our community,” said Mack. “This validates the growing importance of eDiscovery competence for all organizations, whether public or private, and the awareness that eDiscovery training needs to encompass teams, as well as individuals.

“Each of the professionals being trained has a unique role in the electronic discovery process. When a cross-functional team hears the same message at the same time, it provides a common grounding. Everyone is then able to ‘speak the same language’ and understand their unique contribution and impact on the full end-to-end process. That is key to an organization’s success in electronic discovery.”

ACEDS group training and certification is available through online or in-person sessions and can be customized to meet an organization’s unique requirements. Learn more about ACEDS team training here.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

ACEDS announces LDM Global as newest Silver Level Affiliate Partner

Feb.11, 2019EAGAN, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that LDM Global is the association’s newest “Silver Level” affiliate partner.

This prestigious status allows LDM Global to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners.

“I worked with the professionals at LDM Global when I was an active practitioner. All of us at ACEDS are grateful for the support and educational contributions of this accomplished group and we look forward to working together,” said ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP.

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to LDM Global and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented community of professionals. Additionally, members benefit from the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program, which provides foundational eDiscovery training.

“LDM Global’s vision of adding value to our clients’ businesses, which often includes educating clients on best practices and strategies to manage electronic information needs, fits naturally with ACEDS’ focus on building a community and providing guidance and training to eDiscovery professionals,” said LDM Global Chief Executive Officer Conor Looney. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with ACEDS on this mission and further our support of the eDiscovery industry.”

 

About LDM Global

Founded in 1996, LDM Global is an information management, data solutions and litigation support firm. The company specializes in providing eDiscovery, Digital Forensics, Offshore Document Review and Cybersecurity services. Having completed work in more than 40 countries, LDM Global is committed to adding value to its clients, helping professionals reduce risk and find critical evidence. Clients are supported 24 hours a day, seven days a week from four secure global data centers, in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and the Caribbean; operations hubs in Texas and India; and certified consultants in key international locations.

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, education, certification, and ongoing education by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

Western New England University School of Law and BARBRI join forces to provide academic success support to law students

Feb. 4, 2019 – DALLAS, Bar review leader, BARBRI, and Western New England University School of Law (WNE Law) are joining forces to bolster academic success and foster stronger bar exam pass rates among the school’s law students.

Students at WNE Law will now have access to BARBRI’s award-winning online legal education content through books, lectures and online tools starting with their first year of law school and carrying through each year of study. Faculty and administration will be able to leverage BARBRI’s analytics to track student progress throughout their law school career and focus remediation and mentoring efforts as needed.  BARBRI ‘s suite of services complements WNE Law’s curriculum, and is designed to help the school meet its goals for academic success and eventual bar passage.

BARBRI’s Bar Review is the leading bar prep solution on the market today, and has helped more than 1.3 million professionals pass a U.S. bar exam. In fact, more law students have passed the bar exam using BARBRI than all other courses combined, and the company has the longest history of pass rate success, going back 80-plus bar exams.  The company complements its bar review expertise with a portfolio of legal education solutions for every stage of legal education. The partnership with BARBRI strengthens the learning opportunities for all students at WNE Law by enhancing and reinforcing academic support measures.

“The faculty academic success committee spent many months assessing proposals offered by several commercial bar preparation companies and other external providers, and ultimately we decided to work with BARBRI,” said Sudha Setty, dean of the School of Law.  “The company has demonstrated a commitment to supporting our students and our academic success goals, and has a sound understanding of the discrete academic needs of students as they go through each year of law school.”

“Success for law students in passing the bar and pursuing a legal career doesn’t start when they take the bar exam,” said BARBRI President Mike Sims. “It starts with their very first law class. Our partnership with Western New England Law is founded on this knowledge. We’ve worked closely with the school’s faculty and administration and feel confident we will meet the needs of law students and position them for success in school and in taking the bar.”

 

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys and other professionals throughout their careers. The companies offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions for higher education institutions and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention and eDiscovery. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

 

About Western New England University School of Law

The legal educational experience is changing and Western New England University School of Law, as it begins its second century, is proud to be at the forefront of preparing students to make the most of future opportunities. The School of Law is a forward-leaning institution that blends theory, skills, values, and ethics to offer a highly practical and professional approach to legal education.

The School of Law provides students with a strong foundation in theory and doctrine, strengthened by numerous experiential learning opportunities. Alumni live and work across the country and around the world. As the only law school in western Massachusetts, students enjoy exceptional access to clinical and externship opportunities in local and federal courts, the region’s major employers, legal agencies, and law firms large and small.

Students graduate with practical skills gained in a highly supportive environment and with a personal educational experience that enables them to turn their passions into professions.

ACEDS Announces ARMA as Newest Affinity Partner

January 28, 2019MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that ARMA International, the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern information assets, is the association’s newest “Affinity” partner. This prestigious status allows both ACEDS and ARMA communities to cross leverage and contribute to each other’s education, marketing, training and professional development content. As part of this exciting partnership, ARMA and ACEDS will provide special discounts on selected training and certification offerings for members of both associations.

”ACEDS is looking forward to how this partnership will provide new educational opportunities to each of our respective communities,” said Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director. “Information governance and records management practices are among the most effective methods of reducing eDiscovery spend.  We look forward to reciprocal education and networking at the chapter level, as well as internationally through the collaboration of our membership bodies.

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to ARMA and its members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate program and the ACEDS partner program.

“The partnership between ACEDS and ARMA brings together the two most influential associations representing the tightly knit and interdependent practitioner communities across Ediscovery and Information Governance,” said  Ben Robbins, eDiscovery, Forensics, & Information Governance Sr. Lead Manager at LinkedIn.

 

 About ARMA

ARMA International (www.arma.org) is the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern information assets. It provides information professionals with the resources, tools, and training they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework. Works that are associated with the framework include the Principles, the Information Governance Maturity Model and the Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK). ARMA recognizes professionals who have mastered these concepts through the Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification.

Website URL: More information about these established best practices can be found at https://www.arma.org/page/CoreConceptFund.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world. Visit https://www.aceds.org/

 

ACEDS Announces Logikcull as newest premier Diamond Level affiliate partner

Jan. 15, 2019, EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of legal education leader The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Logikcull is the association’s newest premier “Diamond Level” affiliate partner.

This prestigious status allows Logikcull to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners.

“We are proud to announce Logikcull as an ACEDS premier Diamond affiliate partner. The team there has done so much to support and promote our local chapters and ACEDS mission,” said Mary Mack, ACEDS executive director, “and we warmly welcome them to our global community.”

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to Logikcull and other affiliate partners are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented community of professionals. Members also have access to the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program. This relevant and valuable offering provides foundational eDiscovery training and is a bridge to attaining the CEDS credential.

“ACEDS has built an impressive reputation for training and educating legal professionals to navigate the high risks and costs associated with eDiscovery,” said Andy Wilson, Logikcull CEO. “We are proud to partner with an organization that is as passionate about making discovery as fast, affordable and secure as we are.”

 

About Logikcull

Logikcull provides Instant Discovery for modern legal teams. Its secure, cloud-based solution helps corporate legal departments, law firms and other organizations of all sizes solve the expensive, complex, and risky challenges associated with disputes and investigations. With Logikcull, you can start a discovery project in five seconds, from anywhere at any time on any device. Reviewing data is as easy as performing a Google search. And in Logikcull, your data is always secure. That’s why it’s trusted by the Fortune 500, Am Law 200, and governments of the biggest cities in the world. Founded in 2004 by CEO Andy Wilson and CTO Sheng Yang, Logikcull builds powerfully simple software that democratizes discovery. To learn more, visit Logikcull.com.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

ACEDS Announces BDO as Newest Gold Level Affiliate Partner

Dec. 11, 2018Eagan, MN – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of legal education leader, The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that BDO is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate partner.

This prestigious status allows BDO to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners. As part of this exciting partnership, George Socha, Managing Director, Technology and Business Transformation Services at BDO will be providing a monthly ACEDS blog submission to share with the association’s community as well as his weekly industry insights into breaking news and what is happening in the eDiscovery space and beyond.

”ACEDS is so very grateful to BDO for sharing the insights that only George Socha can bring to our global eDiscovery community,” said Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director. “Not only is George the VP of our thriving Twin Cities chapter, he has graciously agreed to publish with us on a regular basis with a monthly blog and weekly industry insights. It doesn’t get better than that and we look forward to working with George and the talented team at BDO!”

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to BDO and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS new eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program.

“We are thrilled to join ACEDS as its newest affiliate partner,” said Socha. “Especially under Mary Mack’s leadership, ACEDS has become a key resource for anyone hoping to improve their eDiscovery expertise as well as any organization seeking to move its people to the next level. We welcome the opportunity to help further that mission.”

 

About BDO

Global.  Mobile.  Experienced.

With our team of seasoned professionals and an extensive network of global resources including 30 labs on six continents, BDO focuses on our clients’ technical demands, regulatory environments, and industry dynamics to deliver customized, analytics-driven E-discovery solutions at a time when data has become increasingly global and complex.

We have significant experience delivering high-quality E-discovery solutions in a variety of situations. Veterans of complex, high-stakes litigation, class actions, monitorships, and investigations, BDO professionals have also testified and presented extensively before regulatory, governmental, and international arbitration bodies.

Established 1910…People Who Know, Know BDO

Website URL: https://www.bdo.com/

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

ACEDS welcomes eDiscovery industry veteran Michael Terry as senior director of business development

The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) is pleased to announce long-time industry veteran Michael Terry has joined its team as Senior Director of Business Development, effective immediately.

Terry is an experienced sales leader with expertise in eDiscovery, corporate governance, M&A, big data enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, and privacy. Terry’s relationships have been built working with senior corporate legal and law firm partners to deliver creative solutions that assist in maximizing effective results and outcomes. Terry truly enjoys serving others and creating a positive impact both professionally and personally.

Terry’s specialties include litigation, electronic discovery, litigation support, sales management, marketing, social media and technology. Terry is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Managerial Economics.

“I am delighted to be working with Michael Terry once more. Michael brings value to every relationship and always has the best interests of his clients close to his heart,” said Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director.

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

Relativity and ACEDS announce new reciprocal recertification credit partnership

Collaboration will provide both ACEDS- and Relativity-certified professionals with continuous education opportunities in e-Discovery

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2018 – Relativity, the industry-leaders in e-Discovery software, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the premier eDiscovery educator, today announced a new partnership aimed at providing continuous education opportunities for interested members of the e-Discovery industry. The agreement is highlighted by a new reciprocal education credit program that makes it easier for e-Discovery professionals to get reciprocal Relativity Continuing Education (RCE) and Certified E-Discovery Specialist Certification (CEDS) credits by attending applicable webinars hosted by either the Relativity or ACEDS learning community.

Obtaining RCEs and CEDS credits, along with further certifications from both Relativity and ACEDS-approved tests, are vital for the continued career success and advancement of any e-Discovery professional. The new program offers current CEDS professionals and Relativity Certified Professionals with several new ways to earn credits that go towards required certifications or continued education requirements.

For the CEDS community looking to earn their CEDS Certified e-Discovery Specialist renewal or new certifications, candidates will receive 1 CEDS credit per hour of Relativity education. This includes Relativity webinars a candidate has previously attended – up to two years previously – along with currently available Relativity webinars, training, and events – such as Relativity Fest.

Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, said: “Continuous learning organizations sharing appropriate courses like Relativity and ACEDS allows dual-certified individuals a greater breadth of offerings, and the opportunity for one course completion to count for both certifications. ACEDS loves the Relativity community and welcomes them to our learning platform.”

For the Relativity community, certified professionals can attend a selection of ACEDS webinars containing relevant e-Discovery content such as the popular AI & Machine Learning webinar to gain continuing education credits. Eligible webinars will be easily recognizable on the ACEDS web page thanks to the Relativity logo found on the registration page.

“We’re thrilled to announce this new partnership with ACEDS and to interact more with their community,” said Danielle Urban, Manager of Certification at Relativity. “We look forward to seeing how e-Discovery professionals utilize the added flexibility and opportunity that this partnership provides.”

The process to earn these credits differs across both organizations. For CEDS credit, attendees must submit their eCertificates of relevant attendance to ACEDS. For RCE credits, attendees need to fill out this form on the Relativity website.

Click here for additional resources or information on certifications and training.

 

About Relativity
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-Discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. RelativityOne offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world. ACEDS commitment to ongoing education is found through their global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

ACEDS launches innovative training resource to build eDiscovery expertise and professional knowledge

New eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program will be available Cyber Monday. Special Cyber Monday savings offered on All ACEDS products and resources

 

Nov. 19, 2018DALLAS The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is marking Cyber Monday with the launch of an innovative offering to build expertise, broaden knowledge and validate the baseline understanding of eDiscovery professionals.

ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate (eDEx) training program offers legal professionals — attorneys, IT professionals, paralegals, litigation support, security, privacy and information governance practitioners — access to the self-paced, online E-Discovery Essentials course augmented by educational lectures on emerging issues. No degree is required to take the course.

  • E-Discovery Essentials: This introductory course, relevant for people entering the eDiscovery field as well as those wanting to broaden their knowledge, provides 12-plus hours of interactive online training and continuing legal education credits (CLE) in many states.
  • Lecture Series: This series encompasses a breadth of eDiscovery topics such as the importance of doing trial technology correctly, the future of eDiscovery in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ethics and social media in court and creating forensic protocols.
  • Certificate and Digital Badge: Those who successfully complete the course and online knowledge-based exam will receive an eDEx certificate and digital badge to share.

“As the eDiscovery landscape continues to shift, we are continually reassessing our training and resources to ensure we are meeting the educational needs of the ACEDS and larger eDiscovery communities,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “The eDEx Certificate Program offers an economical, efficient way for members of our community to begin to validate their knowledge and experience.”

Cyber Monday savings begin at midnight, Nov. 26, 2018, with 30 percent off all of the ACEDS certification and training programs as well as membership. Use the code CYBER30 at checkout.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification for organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, NGO’s and some of the largest corporations in the world. ACEDS’ commitment to ongoing education can be experienced through its global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

Estrella Mountain Community College and cyber education leader Cybint join forces in cybersecurity roundtable for education, government, private industry

NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2018 – Global cyber education leader Cybint Solutions, a BARBRI company, recently joined forces with Arizona’s Estrella Mountain Community College to host Cyber Intelligence, Human Behavior, and Personal Incident Response, an innovative and informative cybersecurity roundtable centered on the “human element” of cybersecurity.

The event, which featured presentations by global cyber expert and Cybint CEO, Roy Zur, and Cybint head of business development and former FBI profiler, Bryan Dickens, attracted numerous cyber professionals and leaders from institutions and organizations representing government, education and businesses.

The roundtable served as one more step to further Cybint’s mission of fostering cybersecurity knowledge and expertise across industries. It also served to reinforce the company’s core philosophy around the importance of hands-on skills training for cybersecurity professionals and the value of multiple levels of education aimed at building expertise in professionals. A key theme throughout the day revolved around the notion of the human factor of cybersecurity and the importance of individuals and their training and decision-making in the face of cyber threats.

“Solid training and education are pivotal for cybersecurity individuals as they work to protect their organizations,” said Glen Olson, Estrella Mountain Community College faculty member. “Focusing on the human element of cybersecurity during our roundtable is a way to ensure we help our students and our faculty stay abreast of the latest real-life challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity.”

“Cybersecurity intersects the worlds of government, academia and industry,” said Zur. “Consequently, it is absolutely vital that we keep cyber training and education current and consistent and shared across those industry lines. We were excited to participate and encouraged by the collaboration and passion for best-in-class cyber training we saw in the session. Collectively we understand that cybercrime is increasingly sophisticated and we need to work together to train the cybercrime prevention professionals of today and tomorrow.”

 

About Cybint

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cybersecurity and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

 

About Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), one of the largest community college districts in the nation. EMCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 15,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart roads in Avondale. Classes are also offered online and at two Buckeye locations: EMCC’s Buckeye Educational Center, located in downtown Buckeye, Arizona, and at the EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus at 500 N. Verrado Way.